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Oral history interviews with Richard Sumner Cowan 1974

Interviewee:
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Freilicher, Miriam S  Search this
Subject:
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Botany  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Office of the Director  Search this
New York Botanical Garden  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Assistant Director  Search this
Physical description:
4 audiotapes (Reference copies). 4 digital .mp3 files (Reference copies)
Type:
Interviews
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Oral history
Date:
1974
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU009501
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217669

Richard Sumner Cowan Papers, circa 1952-1985 and undated

Creator:
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997  Search this
Subject:
Cowan, Richard S. 1921-1997  Search this
National Committee of the International Botanical Congress  Search this
New York Botanical Garden  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Department of Botany  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Columbia University  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Assistant Director  Search this
International Botanical Congress (1969)  Search this
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1952
1952-1985
circa 1952-1985 and undated
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Botanists  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007356
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217512

Correspondence. Includes correspondence of William H. Amos, J. Bruce Bredin, Leonard Carmichael, Richard Sumner Cowan, Richard F. Darsie, Jr., C. John Finlay, Desmond V. Nicholson, and Alvina S. Schmitt (Mrs. Waldo LaSalle)

Collection Creator::
Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977.  Search this
Container:
Box 110 of 194
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7231, Waldo L. Schmitt Papers
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Waldo L. Schmitt Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7231-refidd1e17986

Richard Sumner Cowan

Author:
Nicolson, Dan H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1998
Topic:
Botany  Search this
Plants  Search this
Natural History  Search this
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Botany
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_24187

Draft of speech "The 1959 Smithsonian-Bredin Caribbean Expedition," by Richard Sumner Cowan

Collection Creator::
Schmitt, Waldo L. (Waldo Lasalle), 1887-1977.  Search this
Container:
Box 111 of 194
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7231, Waldo L. Schmitt Papers
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Waldo L. Schmitt Papers
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru7231-refidd1e18095

Tachigali glauca Tul.

Min. Elevation:
220  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
84 - Brazil North  Search this
Collector:
Richard Sumner Cowan  Search this
Place:
Serra do Navio, Rio Amapari, Amapá, Brazil, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
10 Nov 1954
Common name:
tachy
tachy preto
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rosales Fabaceae Caesalpinioideae
Published Name:
Tachigali glauca Tul.
Barcode:
00961477
USNM Number:
2167501
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10012359

Randia aculeata var. aculeata L.

Min. Elevation:
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Max. Elevation:
175  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Dry, thorny scrub-forest  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
81 - Caribbean  Search this
Collector:
Richard Sumner Cowan  Search this
Place:
Mont du Cap, St. Lucia, West Indies - Neotropics
Collection Date:
16 Apr 1959
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rubiales Rubiaceae
Published Name:
Randia aculeata var. aculeata L.
Barcode:
00845183
USNM Number:
2286078
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West Indies Project
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10224020

Psychotria urbaniana Steyerm.

Microhabitat Description:
Steep hillside with dense upland rainforest  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
81 - Caribbean  Search this
Collector:
Richard Sumner Cowan  Search this
Place:
Layou River Road: 11.5 miles from Roseau, Dominica, West Indies - Neotropics
Collection Date:
18 Apr 1959
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Rubiales Rubiaceae
Published Name:
Psychotria urbaniana Steyerm.
Barcode:
00857179
USNM Number:
2286133
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West Indies Project
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10227211

Solanum asperum Rich.

Min. Elevation:
415  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
clearing  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Richard Sumner Cowan  Search this
Jan C. Lindeman  Search this
Place:
Nassau Mts., Marowijne River, Suriname, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
1 Jan 1955
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Solanales Solanaceae
Published Name:
Solanum asperum Rich.
Barcode:
00659784
USNM Number:
2168804
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Guiana Shield
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10233752

Toulicia patentinervis Radlk.

Min. Elevation:
225  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
84 - Brazil North  Search this
Collector:
Richard Sumner Cowan  Search this
Bassett Maguire  Search this
Place:
Fritz Akerman Ore Body, Amapá, Brazil, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
4 Nov 1954
Common name:
Pau ferro
Pitomba branca
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Sapindales Sapindaceae
Published Name:
Toulicia patentinervis Radlk.
Barcode:
00843368
USNM Number:
2168553
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10235621

Talisia longifolia (Benth.) Radlk.

Min. Elevation:
70  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Heavily forested hills  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
84 - Brazil North  Search this
Collector:
Richard Sumner Cowan  Search this
Place:
Rio Amapa, Porto Terezinha, Amapá, Brazil, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
22 Nov 1954
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Sapindales Sapindaceae
Published Name:
Talisia longifolia (Benth.) Radlk.
Barcode:
00595147
USNM Number:
2168630
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10235910

Solanum paludosum Moric.

Microhabitat Description:
Savanna forest on white sand over bauxite.  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Richard Sumner Cowan  Search this
Place:
Mackenzie Mines area, vic. E of Ituni, 35 mi. S of Mackenzie, U. Demerara-Berbice, Guyana, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
1 Jan 1955
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Solanales Solanaceae
Published Name:
Solanum paludosum Moric.
Barcode:
00660084
USNM Number:
2168832
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Guiana Shield
Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10242113

Solanum costatum M. Nee

Min. Elevation:
415  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Clearing.  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Richard Sumner Cowan  Search this
Jan C. Lindeman  Search this
Place:
Nassau Mts., Marowijne River, Camp 1, Suriname, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
1 Jan 1955
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Solanales Solanaceae
Published Name:
Solanum costatum M. Nee
Barcode:
00659817
USNM Number:
2168805
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Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10245608

Tylopsacas cuneata (Gleason) Leeuwenb.

Min. Elevation:
1500  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Bassett Maguire  Search this
Richard Sumner Cowan  Search this
John J. Wurdack  Search this
Place:
Cerro Huachamacari, Rio Cunucunuma, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
5 Dec 1950
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae
Published Name:
Tylopsacas cuneata (Gleason) Leeuwenb.
Barcode:
00325344
USNM Number:
2057438
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10390371

Tylopsacas cuneata (Gleason) Leeuwenb.

Min. Elevation:
400  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Bassett Maguire  Search this
Richard Sumner Cowan  Search this
John J. Wurdack  Search this
Place:
Cerro Huachamacari, Rio Cunucunuma, between camp I and Culebra, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
21 Dec 1950
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae
Published Name:
Tylopsacas cuneata (Gleason) Leeuwenb.
Barcode:
00325335
USNM Number:
2057440
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10390372

Tylopsacas cuneata (Gleason) Leeuwenb.

Min. Elevation:
1800  Search this
Biogeographical Region:
82 - Northern South America  Search this
Collector:
Richard Sumner Cowan  Search this
John J. Wurdack  Search this
Place:
Serrania Paru, Rio Paru, Cano Asisa, Rio Venturari, near camp, Amazonas, Venezuela, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
1 Feb 1951
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae
Published Name:
Tylopsacas cuneata (Gleason) Leeuwenb.
Barcode:
00325345
USNM Number:
2057442
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10390374

Drymonia coccinea (Aubl.) Wiehler

Min. Elevation:
150  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Heavily forested hills  Search this
Collector:
Richard Sumner Cowan  Search this
Bassett Maguire  Search this
Place:
Serra do Navio, Rio Amapari, southeast lower slopes of Chumbo Ore body, Amapá, Brazil, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
1 Nov 1954
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae
Published Name:
Drymonia coccinea (Aubl.) Wiehler
Barcode:
00161938
USNM Number:
2195734
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Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10391094

Besleria insolita C.V. Morton

Min. Elevation:
125  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Heavily forested hills; on rocks along stream  Search this
Collector:
Richard Sumner Cowan  Search this
Place:
Serra do Navio, Terr do Amapa, Rio Amapari, along Igarape Cancao, Amapá, Brazil, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
11 Nov 1954
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae
Published Name:
Besleria insolita C.V. Morton
Barcode:
00079777
USNM Number:
2195735
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Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10391095

Drymonia coccinea (Aubl.) Wiehler

Min. Elevation:
70  Search this
Max. Elevation:
300  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Heavily forested hills; occasional in primary forest  Search this
Collector:
Richard Sumner Cowan  Search this
Place:
Serra do Navio, Rio Amapari, on north slopes of Observatorio Ore body, Amapá, Brazil, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
11 Nov 1954
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae
Published Name:
Drymonia coccinea (Aubl.) Wiehler
Barcode:
00161939
USNM Number:
2195736
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Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10391096

Columnea oerstediana Klotzsch ex Oerst.

Min. Elevation:
70  Search this
Max. Elevation:
300  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Frequent in lowland forest  Search this
Collector:
Richard Sumner Cowan  Search this
Place:
Serra do Navio, Rio Amapari, along Terezinha-Reservatorio trail, Amapá, Brazil, South America - Neotropics
Collection Date:
13 Nov 1954
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Scrophulariales Gesneriaceae
Published Name:
Columnea oerstediana Klotzsch ex Oerst.
Barcode:
00245956
USNM Number:
2195737
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Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10391097

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